Sr Benefits Analyst

Date: May 10, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20036

Company: American Chemical Society

Division and Unit Overview

The Human Resources Division is responsible for developing and implementing human resources strategies and programs for the ACS. Human Resources provides operational and strategic resource support to all divisions with staffing, recruitment, employee relations, performance management, benefits administration, compensation administration, training and organization development,  and succession planning. The customer base is diverse, including current, former and potential employees, management business partners, American Chemical Society members, and outside vendors. The HR team directly serves over 700 Washington, DC affiliated employees and over 1,200 Columbus, Ohio affiliated employees. In addition to the Washington, DC and Columbus, Ohio locations, there are other locations in the United States as well as Great Britain and Asia.


Position Summary

The Senior Benefits Analyst reports to the Sr. Director Total Rewards and supports the development, maintenance, and administration of the organization’s benefit programs and policies. Responsibilities may include the assessment of competitive practices, tracking and reporting, annual enrollment, retirement plan administration, or the administration of executive/perquisite programs. Provides guidance to employees, managers, HR business partners and other stakeholders regarding eligibility, plan provisions, regulatory compliance and other matters related to benefit plans and programs and leaves of absence. Ensures organizational compliance with federal and state laws.


Work Design:  Performs wide range of work assignments with minimal guidance and direction. Serves as a resource/coach to more junior staff. Is an expert in area of responsibility and leads projects and has accountability for ongoing objectives. Able to simplify complex analysis, to interpret results and recommend appropriate course of action.


Position Accountabilities

  1. Responsible for the design, administration and implementation of benefits programs with a focus on disability and leave management programs.
  2. Integral to the planning and implementation of annual open enrollment.
  3. Proactively develop and distribute benefit communication and education materials to enhance employee understanding and appreciation of benefit offerings.
  4. Evaluates and revises (as needed) internal processes to increase efficiency. Documents and maintains administrative procedures for assigned benefit processes.
  5. Coordinates with benefit plan providers, vendors, auditors and consultants to ensure service delivery standards are met and facilitates problem resolution.
  6. Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  7. Maintains accurate employee data within the HRIS system and monitors interfaces with benefits vendors and payroll. Has a thorough understanding of the benefits module within the HRIS system.
  8. Ensures all employee benefit materials (print and electronic) are kept up to date and meet all legal requirements, plan provisions and company policies. Recommends actions required to ensure compliance standards and regulatory requirements are met and supports implementation of such actions.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education/Experience/ Technical Knowledge

  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 8 years related experience (6 years with advanced degree)
  • Expertise with ACA, HIPAA, ERISA, FMLA and state specific leave laws preferred
  • International benefits experience is a plus
  • Ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrates creativity and ingenuity to create solutions
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
  • Experience with UKG Pro is a plus




This position will be primarily based in the Washington, DC or Columbus, OH office. ACS employees work a hybrid work schedule, consisting of working onsite, three days per week. ACS employees are in the office on Tuesday and Wednesday with the third in-office day scheduled in consultation with the manager. While always welcome to work in the office, employees may work the other two days of the week from a location of their choice. New employees are immediately eligible for this hybrid work arrangement. ACS offers relocation assistance, if applicable.




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